Story | Sep 28, 2014 | 3:00 AM
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Story | Sep 28, 2014 | 8:00 AMMcKenzie Elliott, the 3-year-old shot to death in Baltimore, is a recent victim of misguided drug laws ("Politicians, churchmen talk policing in Northwest Baltimore," Sept. 9). While I do not support open use of "illegal drugs," I do not find that drug sales or use represent a criminal act. Drug use has long been regarded as a "disabling condition" under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Federal and state law should not superimpose criminal penalties on the known disabled in direct contradiction to the specific intent in these two federal statutes. As we learned from Prohibition and many years spent in the war on drugs, controlled substances like alcohol cannot be controlled. However, laws prohibiting such use are certain to bring deaths to our neighborhoods.
Column | Sep 25, 2014
The Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation has established a five-year, $100,000 scholarship at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for a student in the school's PGA Golf Management program. Demarkis Cooper (Oxon Hill) was named the first recipient....
Story | Sep 18, 2014 | 10:29 AM
Story | Sep 19, 2014
National merit semifinalists Ten students from five county public high schools have been selected as semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship competition. Severna Park High led the list with five students: Beatrice Chaudoin, Tec Lee,...